GenderMINT 4.0

The project “GenderMINT 4.0 – Decisions, Programs and Success of Women and Men in MINT”, which has been carried out at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), invites all decision-makers and experts from business, science and politics.

27 September at the Alte Börse Marzahn in Berlin.

I am pleased to be invited for the panel discussion at the knowledge transfer event GenderMINT 4.0 in Berlin.

Project "Gut Aufgelegt" GRRRLS Kuluturverein

DJ and coding? That doesn’t go together? Programming songs with different objects (e.g., a banana) or LED lighting via Arduino – everything sounds a little bit bizarre? For the cultural year 2020 a project with the name “Gut Auflegt” will start. TU Graz and the Carobat team will cooperate with the GRRRLS culture association (and other institutions in Graz) and will perform different DJ workshops. Exciting!


Together with MIT AppInventor, Snap, RobotixRP and Pocket Code (TU Graz / Catrobat) we submitted the 100&Change grant application to the MacArthur Foundation. Together, we will change the world!

Get FIT in Computer Science

This course should attract women in particular by counteracting stereotypes and clarify expectations. The modules are all done by women, we will talk about famous female CS scientists and use a game design approach. These so-called MOOCs make it easier for prospective students of TU Graz to start their technical studies. Available at

Start date: 05.08.2019

Available in English/German:
Enroll now:

Finally: Luna&Cat at Google Play

You love designing and being creative, and want to share your own app? Choose your main character and a background, add other characters to interact with, create a world around them, and realize your own individual story or game with them. It’s like creating a storyboard for a movie! With Luna&Cat’s intuitive visual programming environment it’s as easy as drawing, writing, or cooking. And as difficult, too!

Find the app on Google Play:

AirCampus Potcast [German]

Bridge the Gap!

Computer Science is only for men? Not at the TU Graz! The engagement of girls and young women should inspire more female students for technical related degree programs. Bernadette Spieler explains the magic behind Computer Science.

Click here for the Podcast

Girls Coding Week 2019

Again in summer 2019, TU Graz is hosting the “Girls Coding Week”. During this event, girls between 11 to 14 years old will learn the basics of programming by using our apps Pocket Code or Luna&Cat. Eleven coding units with unplugged activities and challenges will prepare them in realizing their own ideas. Tinkering activities with robotics, Arduino boards, drones, and programmable embroidery machines will be part of the course as well. As a final project, everyone will create their interactive, creative and innovation app. For this course, no programming experiences are needed.

July, 28th – August, 2nd 2019, each day from 9 am to 4 pm
@ Inffeldgasse, TU Graz


CoderDojo Club @ Graz

Starting in April 2019 members of the Graz IT community will host a CoderDojo club in Graz – once a month (every first Friday of the month):

CoderDojo is a worldwide concept that offers free coding clubs for children and teenagers. Our first event will be conducted on April, 5th from 16.00 Uhr to 18.00 at Coworking Space Spacelend (Neubaugasse 24, 8020 Graz).


Lecture "Design your own App" 2019

 “Design your own app” a “coding for all”- course open for students of all degree programs at KF-Uni Graz: https://catrob/appdesign

First Workshops "Code'n'Stitch"

It is important to know what our target group expect and wish in order to create sufficient emproidery patters. Thus, first they are able to draw and search for patterns online. Second, they program them with turtlestitch.

In addition, I performed a gender and diversity workshop for the whole project team (including F&T, Apflbutzn, and Bits4Kids).

Mini Track call for papers on Gender Sensitive GBL

This year I am chair of a track session on Gender Sensitive Game-based learning at European Conference on Game based Learning. Submit your research and join us in Odense/Denmark in October 2019.


FH Joanneum Blog Entry

“I want to engage female teenagers in coding.”
December 2019


Video RemoteMentor project

November 2019
Our Remote Mentor project, funded by NetIdee is coming to an end -> You want to know what this project is about? Check out this new video [in german]!

Press in February 2019